The Bio Bank team were thrilled to venture northwards to the Kelvingrove Art gallery and Museum, Glasgow, to see Gifts for the Gods open in spectacular style in its new temporary home. The workshop staff, conservation team and curator from Manchester Museum had been working tirelessly (many behind the scenes) for a number of weeks to dismantle the exhibition at Manchester and transport it, lock, stock and barrel, to Scotland. Thankfully, everything seemed to go well and the exhibition looks really great in the Kelvingrove’s temporary gallery. Having initially posed design problems because the space is so much bigger than Manchester’s, the design works brilliantly and allows for more free space around the cases without looking ‘lost’. The Glasgow team have added an interactive area for school groups to explore some of the themes of the exhibition and to get their hands dirty (literally!) conducting their own excavations!
The exhibition will be open at the Kelvingrove until September 5th 2016.